There are roughly 55,000 small businesses in regional WA that contribute enormously to the State’s economy. The Nationals WA are strong supporters and promoters of regional small businesses.
We pushed for reforms to the State’s payroll tax system, which have now been introduced, and are supportive of further changing the framework to a scaled tax rate model that incentivises businesses to establish or move to the regions
Buying local is an essential State Government policy that we think needs to be strengthened so regional businesses can freely participate in valuable contracts for goods and services provision, construction and other
We also want to promote our businesses to the world – that’s why we focus on marketing opportunities and inward investment so small businesses, tourism providers, manufacturers and producers have the opportunity to scale up and tap into lucrative markets like China and India.